Social Indicators of Well-Being

Americans' Perceptions of Life Quality

Authors: Andrews, Frank M., Withey, Stephen B.

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This is a study about perceptions of well-being. Its purpose is to investigate how these perceptions are organized in the minds of different groups of American adults, to find valid and efficient ways of measuring these percep­ tions, to suggest ways these measurement methods could be implemented to yield a series of social indicators, and to provide some initial readings on these indicators; i.e., some information about the levels of well-being perceived by Americans. The findings are based on data from more than five thousand Americans and include results from four separate representative samplings of the American population. One of the ways our research is unusual is that it includes a major methodological component. Typical surveys involve a modest effort at instru­ ment development, the application of the instrument to a group of respondents, and an analysis of the resulting data that mainly describes the people studied. Our work, however, was implemented in a series of sequential cycles, each of which consisted of conceptual development, instrument design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Ideas and findings generated in prior cycles affected the design of subsequent cycles.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Andrews, Frank M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Identifying and Mapping Concerns

    Andrews, Frank M. (et al.)

    Pages 27-61

  • Measuring Global Well-Being

    Andrews, Frank M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-106

  • Predicting Global Well-Being: I

    Andrews, Frank M. (et al.)

    Pages 107-149

  • Predicting Global Well-Being: II

    Andrews, Frank M. (et al.)

    Pages 151-173

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4684-2255-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Indicators of Well-Being
Book Subtitle
Americans' Perceptions of Life Quality
Authors
Copyright
1976
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-2253-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-2253-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-2255-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
476
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